Book Notes: American Creation by Joseph Ellis

Joseph Ellis’ new book American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic is vintage Ellis: clear, lucid prose, a focused topic, and an engaging blend of historical facts and action-packed storytelling.

He looks at the founding of America by examining key moments which illustrate the awe-inspiring accomplishments of the founders and their tragic missteps. Indeed, sometimes those moments are one and the same.

I highly recommend the book for anyone interested in the American founding.

I typed over 2,000 words of rough notes on the book over at the BookOutlines wiki: here’s the direct link to my notes on American Creation.

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